In an effort to raise awareness for the fight against Breast Cancer, Jacksonville surfer Tommy Cassaro will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest Surf Session by surfing for more than 30 hours non-stop. The target dates are set for May 3nd-4th, 2014. (surf and weather conditions permitting.) This epic surf event will take place alongside the 31st Annual "WaveMasters"- the region's largest Pro-Am surfing tournament held at the Jacksonville Beach Pier.
Tommy has dedicated his life to serving others. A full time Paramedic and Jacksonville Beach Lifeguard, Tommy spends his free time volunteering for the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corp. An avid surfer, skateboarder and local boxer, Tommy has fought in several local charity events to raise money for worthy causes. Recently, after a number of close friends and family members were diagnosed with Breast Cancer, (including Tommy's own Mom, Virginia) he decided to fight back.
The National Cancer Center estimates that over 230,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2014. A delay in the diagnosis of Breast Cancer can cause death, and the treatment for it can costs thousands- even with insurance. Many families are devastated financially as well emotionally when cancer strikes. Surfing 4 Life vows to send 100% of all event proceeds directly to needy cancer victims as well as Donna Deegan's local Breast Cancer organization "The Donna Foundation".
"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
- Mother Teresa
A Breast Cancer fundraiser
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
May 3nd - 4rd 2014* 8am
*dates subject to change due to surf conditions
"Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion."